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Green America is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 1982 whose mission is to harness the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. Known for their publications like The National Green Pages, Green America Magazine, and the Guide to Socially Responsible Investing, Green America is a leader on many fronts. The four main strategies Green America pursues are empowering individuals to make purchasing and investing choices that promote social justice and environmental sustainability, demanding an end to corporate irresponsibility, promoting green and fair trade business principles, and building sustainable communities in the US and abroad. They actively work to make progress on these strategies through a broad range of campaigns and programs. Some of their current programs include a campaign to help consumers identify non-GMO foods, a campaign urging electronics companies to provide safer factories, helping consumers purchase fair trade products, helping consumers find products that are not from sweatshops or child labor, promoting responsible credit cards from
Trillium Asset Management is an employee-owned investment management firm committed exclusively to socially responsible investing. Trillium integrates environmental, social, and governance factors into the investment process as a way to identify the companies best positioned to deliver strong long-term performance. Founded in 1982, Trillium has a long history of managing equity and fixed income portfolios for individuals and institutions. Trillium uses the power of stock ownership to promote social and environmental change while providing both impact and performance to their investors.
Since 1987, Social Venture Network has been connecting the leaders of socially responsible enterprises and socially concerned investors to share wisdom, form strategic alliances, and explore new solutions that build a more just and sustainable economy. Social Venture Network seeks to transform the way the world does business by leveraging its members' collective strengths of leadership, knowledge, and enterprise. The organization offers inspiring conferences including the Fall Conference, local gatherings, and the Sustainable Business Leadership Forums. They also provide the SVN Book Series and a news site called SVN Weekly covering the latest news in socially responsible business.
Progressive Asset Management is the first independent full-service investment brokerage in the US to specialize in socially responsible investing. They seek to build strong, enduring relationships with the individuals and organizations they serve while giving them the opportunity to invest in ways that reflect their values and have a positive impact on society. Some of the screens that Progressive Asset Management uses to select investments for their clients include environmental impact, corporate ethical practices, military contracting, sweatshops, fair labor practices, human rights, tobacco, alcohol, gambling, relations with repressive regimes, animal rights, and product testing.
GreenMoney Journal promotes awareness of socially & environmentally responsible business, investing, and consumer resources in their monthly e-journal. Their goal is to educate and empower individuals and businesses to make informed financial decisions through aligning their personal, corporate, and financial principles.
Green Century Funds offers no-load mutual funds investing in environmentally progressive companies and working towards improving corporate environmental responsibility. Green Century uses a triple-green approach to seeking competitive returns so you can be confident you are investing in sustainable companies. Founded by non-profit environmental advocacy groups, Green Century analyzes a company’s financial performance and rigorously screens companies for their environmental standards. They also use their clout as shareholders to advocate that companies improve their environmental policies and practices and help reduce shareholder risk.
RobecoSAM offers, cooperatively with S&P Dow Jones Indices, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. The indices track the stock performance of the world's leading companies in terms of economic, environmental, and social criteria. The indices serve as benchmarks for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios and provide a platform for companies who want to adopt sustainable best practices. Because the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices rely on a best-in-class approach for selecting the most sustainable companies from each of the 59 assessed industries, companies must continually intensify their sustainability initiatives to be included or remain in the indices.
Calvert Foundation enables people to invest for social good. Through the Community Investment Note, Calvert connects individual investors with organizations working around the globe, developing affordable housing, creating jobs, protecting the environment, and working in numerous other ways for the social good. Since 1995, more than 15,000 investors have invested more than $1 billion in Calvert's portfolio partners. Calvert Foundation is a Community Development Financial Institution, a type of financial institution providing community development financing and services to underserved communities in the US. Investors can get started with as little as $20 to invest.